Archive for September 24th, 2009
How do you spell relief ?
Is it CUCKOO or COO COO or COO KOO or COOCOO ?
America’s love for the black forest cuckoo clock goes back a long way. People have hung Black Forest cuckoo clocks on their walls for years, often as a reminder of their family’s heritage or their travels to Germany, home of the fanciful clocks. Or maybe they just like the unique sound made by the little bird for which the clocks are named, as it pops out to announce the time of day. Whatever the reason, cuckoo clocks have been a popular item since the first one was built by Franz Anton Ketterer in the mid-1700s in Germany.
Cuckoo clocks are from the largest importer and distributor of German Cuckoo Clocks in North America since 1988. Each decorative wall clock is imported from the Black Forest of Germany, and displays outstanding quality, originality and attention to detail. Hand-crafted from Black Forest linden wood, the movements are authentic brass Regula German Movement, and the weights are iron.
Grandfather clocks are distinguished from other timepieces with a pendulum mechanism in that the pendulum is encased. Antique clocks often featured a 30-hour movement, which required that they be wound once a day. It’s not uncommon for novice collectors to discover an old grandfather clock, wind it, and then believe that the clock is malfunctioning because it stops a day later.
Most new cherry grandfather clocks have been upgraded to an eight-day movement, requiring the owner to wind them once a week. Some have claimed that this type of movement decreases the longevity of the clock’s mechanism, but very little evidence has been presented to support it. In any case, grandfather clocks bring a sense of stately elegance to any room.